William Michael (Mike) Simms, 11/10/1948- 4/12/2017. On April 12, 2017 William Michael (Mike) Simms of Malvern peacefully passed away, after more than 15 years fighting leukemia.
He was born Nov. 10, 1948, in Minerva to William and Grace (Wonhas) Simms. He served as a past president of the Minerva Rotary, was a 1967 graduate of Minerva High school and Kent State.
He is survived by his wife, Linda (Unkefer) Simms; daughter, Stacey Simms (Tarah Schroeder) of Denver, Colo.; son, Matthew (Jessica) Simms of Minerva; three brothers, James (Ruth Ann), Larry (Christine) and Dave; and grandchildren, Ava, Edee and Isaac. He is preceded in death by five sisters, Helen Hart, Geraldine Simms, Dorothy Simms, Mary Lee Flanagan, and Ruth Ann Simms; four brothers, Stanley, Harold, Robert, and Richard.
His family wants to thank Dr. Haut, Dr. Kimble and the professional and compassionate staff of Aultman Hospital. A memorial party will be planned for this summer, and plans will be shared accordingly. In lieu of flowers, and in his honor, please consider a contribution to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Minerva food bank or the charity of your choice. Mike is loved and will be greatly missed. Gotschall-Hutchison Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be shared on the online guest book at www.gotschallfuneralhome.com.